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Bitdefener Free Edition AntiVirus 2013 Review

Introduction:

Bitdefender software has been introduced by Roman Company Softwin for Mac, Windows and mobiles and it has ICSA lab certified scanning engines. This is on-demand virus scanner which is very effective in forensics role and system recovery. Bitdefener Free Edition Review suggests it as a complete virus protection system available in versions Window7, XP, Vista as a singular user.

Features:

The following features make it a successful device in scanning:

  • It takes just 63 seconds in installation and that too in single reboot.
  • Powerful detection and removal of virus in wild on demand is the beauty of software.
  • Scheduled scanning helps in advanced planning and when computer is off, it can scan all drives.
  • Check your files and folders immediately with just a click.
  • Scanning reports about the process can be visualized while scanning.
  • Infected files can be isolated in quarantine and can be sent to lab for analysis.
  • Manual update of virus database is possible through basic view dashboard.
  • Setting dialog helps in getting automatic updates, startup behavior and notifications from bit defender.
  • Full system scan excludes Archives while Deep system scan includes it. My Document scanner scans only My Document files but Quick Scan in advanced view scans all users’ folders, windows and program files.
  • Software has an average pace of 19.2MB per second.
  • In most of the free antivirus software, only 2 to 4 updates are provided daily but in this software 22 updates are provided in 24 hours.
  • AV Comparatives rated Bitdefender in Proactive test 3 out of 3 stars and a 3 star rating in on- demand detection testing.
  • Germany’s AV Test lab also gave it certification as it crossed minimum required 12 points on each test. It is also 100% VB certified to detect all viruses in wild.
  • Bitdefender runs a Forum to support its users.
  • Apart from scanning virus and malware it helps the system to run satisfactorily.

Memory use, installation size, reboot time, initial scan speed, subsequent scan speed, initial application launch, subsequent application launch and file conversion time tests were observed and it was found that the software scored 49 points out of 96 points and was ranked 8th amongst the free antivirus programs.

Comparison with paid Bitdefender antivirus plus:

Bitdefender free antivirus can remove the malwares which are on the system while plus version can check them getting there in the first place. Your personal information is safe and away from hackers on plus version and it also helps to encrypt files that contain sensitive information. Better speed and backup to help in crashes are added advantages of plus version.

Free version has not been updated since 2009 besides daily virus signatures. It lacks in email scanning, zero day virus outbreak detection and also has cumbersome configuration process.

Advice to Use this Software:

This software has lost its earlier charms due to lack of new features introduced in other free products. However it is good in detecting the existing virus in the system.

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